What is Yurizan 'Yuri Luv' Beltran's Cause of Death? Porn Star Dies, Overdose Rumors Swirl

Yurizan Beltran
Adult film actress Yurizan Beltran at the Adult Video News Awards Show at the Palms Casino Resort on January 9, 2010 in Las Vegas. She was found dead from a suspected prescription pill overdose. Getty Images

Porn star Yurizan Beltran, better known as "Yuri Luv," died on Wednesday, Dan Hogue, director of business development for PornStar Platinum, announced. An immediate cause of death was was not immediately known, but rumors swirled that she overdosed on prescription pills.

"It is with a heavy heart I write this. The entire PornStar Platinum family is in mourning at the news of the loss of one of its family members. Yuri was found today at the age of 31," Hogue said. "She was always kind to me, and we will miss her."

PornStar Platinum pinned a tweet to the top of its Twitter page. "Very sad news again in the adult community as another of it's stars has passed. @YuriLuv (Beltran) Passed away today at the age of 31. RIP Yuri. #yuribeltran the entire PSP family is in mourning," the message said.


When you wake up in the morning and you feeling kind of Horny, diarrhea. #favoritesongwheniwasakid

A post shared by Yurizan Beltran (@yurizanluv) on

Brazzers, an adult site, also mourned the adult actress. "We're devastated to hear of the passing of Yurizan Beltran. Our thoughts go out to her family and friends. RIP," the post said.

Dozens of verified Twitter users also took to social media to morn Beltran.

You were so sweet @YuriLuv RIP beautiful 🙏🏻 💔

— Kendra Lust™ (@KendraLust) December 14, 2017

Rest In Peace @YuriLuv

— Ryan Driller (@ryandriller) December 14, 2017

Wow RIP @YuriLuv 💔💔💔💔💔 https://t.co/g5FWwXj1Jg

— Bonnie Rotten® (@thebonnierotten) December 14, 2017

Omg I’m so lost for words right now #rip my beautiful friend @YuriLuv

— Nina Elle 💋 (@NinaElleXoXo) December 14, 2017

Photographer Nickey Milo, who did not immediately respond to Newsweek's request for comment, claimed Beltran died from an overdose. "Just heard some very sad news, RIP Yurizan Beltran,,, we always loved you. Fuck this," she wrote on Wednesday. "My heart is beyond broken and sad. Tell your friends you love them today, and be there for when they need help, even if they do not want it."

But Beltran might have been a victim of cyberbullying. In her last Instagram post, she seemingly sent a message to her trolls. "You're still lurking on my profiles. What the fuck is it you want bitch, borrow an outfit." She captioned it with, "Bye, Felicia."

A memorial for Beltran is reportedly being held on Sunday at Metroflex Gym in Long Beach, California. "We will be having a balloon release to pay our respects," a tweet from Milo said. "Yuri's favorite color was deep purple, so we ask you [to] bring a purple balloon to release and show her how many of us loved her and how she touched our hearts."

Beltran is the second porn star to die this month. August Ames was found dead in her California home on December 5 after she faced an onslaught of cyberbullying following a tweet that was considered homophobic. She was 23 years old. Ames, née Mercedes Grabowski, fought depression and bipolar disorder.


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